Enhance your educational experience through studying abroad.

To combat the general discomfort I felt, I created and surrounded myself in physical and mental environments that I wanted to be and thrive in. Immersing my mind in positive thinking and poetry helped to greatly enhance my time abroad.

Shanga Labossiere CC '19

Alone in London for four months, I was able to enmesh myself in different cultures...

Monica Gu CC'20

“These study abroad programs give you the opportunity to learn new languages, discover different cultures, and explore ancient history up close and in person. However… perhaps the most important things you will learn and discover while abroad are about you.”

Michael Spiotta GS '17

"I’ve always enjoyed traveling, but studying abroad gave me the chance to really become a part of a foreign culture and ultimately see life from a different perspective. I wholeheartedly recommend it."

Kristen Wang SEAS'18

By being immersed in a new culture, I was forced to push myself outside of my comfort zone. I discovered that I belong in a global community. By studying abroad, I strengthened my communication skills and have begun building a network.

Paulina Babiak SEAS'19
"In Athens, I formed connections with professors and researchers who have helped shape my applications to research fellowships and edit my graduate school research proposal. I was also able to present at a student research conference and have my work published."
Alyssa Mendez CC'18

"Education is about more than the classroom, it is about experiences."

Carolyn Mann CC'20

My experience in Berlin has informed my future career plans after graduation; in particular, the inspiration and encouragement I found in vibrant community art scenes has led me to consider more seriously entering the field of art education alongside a professional career as a musician.

Ezra Babski Vassar '19

"Crucially, my time in Venice reaffirmed that art history was what I wanted to pursue as a major."

Alex Foo GS'21

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Recent News

Apr 3rd, 2020

In line with the University’s guidance, The Center for Undergraduate Global Engagment (UGE) is operating remotely.

Feb 21st, 2020

Select programs are offering extensions, apply to now to study abroad this summer!

Dec 26th, 2019

Attend an information session this semester and learn about these exciting Columbia-led summer and semester programs.